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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, denounced this Wednesday what he called the manipulation by the United States Government of illegal migration from Cuba to that country and accused it of failing to comply with its legal obligations.

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According to Rodríguez, the US fails to comply with its legal obligation to grant no less than 20,000 visas per year, according to bilateral agreements, imposes the burden of the brutal economic blockade and pressures governments in the region to require transit visas for Cuban migrants and travelers.

Likewise, the Cuban Foreign Minister recalled that the Government has clearly warned the United States government of its responsibility in stimulating irregular Cuban emigration, given the US refusal, since 2017, to facilitate regular, safe and orderly emigration.

The US government fails to comply with its legal obligation to grant no less than 20,000 visas per year, according to bilateral agreements, imposes the burden of the brutal economic blockade and pressures governments in the region to require transit visas for Cuban migrants and travelers .

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– Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP)
March 30, 2022

In this sense, the head of Cuban diplomacy denounced that the United States has been exerting pressure on governments in the region for weeks to take measures against the Cuban traveler, in a cynical effort to close the doors to the emigration that it has stimulated for decades.

On the other hand, Bruno Rodríguez said that “in the desire to use the Cuban population as a hostage of its hegemonic ambition, the United States violates the human rights of Cubans and persists in a destabilizing policy against Cuba that violates International Law.”

In recent weeks, Cuba has reiterated on several occasions the persistence of the hostile policy of the United States towards its country in various areas, particularly in the area of ​​migration, reinforced by the application of anti-Cuban measures by the Government of Donald Trump, which have not been repealed by Joe Biden.

We denounce the cynicism and hypocrisy of the US government on migration issues, the pressure against the bilateral agreements signed with #Cuba, harmful to the countries of the region; as well as the encouragement of the White House to illegal, irregular and insecure migration.

– EmbaCuba Thailand (@CubanEmbassyBkk)
March 30, 2022

In particular, Havana recalls that since the suspension of consular services in Cuba, Cubans must travel to a third country to obtain a visa.

So far in 2022, an increase in Cuban migrants in irregular transit to the US has been reported, which Havana attributes to the persistence of the policy of hostility against Cuba.



Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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